Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) on Tuesday closed several bakeries belonging to top supermarkets around Kampala for failure to adhere to basic health standards.
In a statement issued by standards body on Tuesday, the closed bakeries had filthy operating areas that put the lives of the consumers at risk.
The standards body posted pictures showing dirty water, and unwashed utensils used to bake.
In the ongoing operations, UNBS sealed off bakery mixers of Mega Standard Supermarket (Burton Street), Capital Shoppers Supermaket (Ntinda and Nakawa branches), Tuskys supermarket (Ntinda and Nansana branches), S&S Supermarket at Nkumba Close, Outlet bakery at Freedom City,
Outside Kampala, the agency also closed several bakeries in Mbale, Arua and Masindi including: Kaduwa supplies, Kasampa bakery at Bugwere market, Tumwebaze bakery at Indian headquarters and Golden bakery in Mbale,
Sofrah bakery in Arua, Vision Bakery in Kiboga, Masindi Masters Bakers and Homeland bakery in Masindi for not complying with standards.
The closure comes after a sensitization meeting held with supermarket owners on 30th October 2019, where the standards body cautioned supermarket owners against selling uncertified products.
‘ ‘Routine inspections of all products covered under the mandatory standards are ongoing across the country and all those found working contrary to the UNBS Distinctive mark regulation, 2018 and hygiene standards will be held liable.’’ UNBS said in a statement.